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Features the strength of a hex head bolt with the pivoting ability of a roto hinge.
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Rockler Pivot Hinges (Pair)

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Rockler Pivot Hinges (Pair)
Rockler Pivot Hinges (Pair)

This innovative hinge combines the pivoting feature of a roto hinge with the strength of a hex head bolt. Plus, an industrial coating provides rust resistance that approaches stainless steel.

Excellent for use in porch gliders, swings, gliding rockers and foot rests. Installing a pivot hinge simply requires boring holes in two mating sections.These pivot hinges also feature a nylon, self-lubricated bushing and a lock nut that never lets loose.

Sold in Pairs.

More Information
Manufacturer Part Number RC51243
Weight 0.2000
Technical Documents
Outlet No
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4.6 / 5.0
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These should work out well...
Just got these yesterday so it would be unfair to say these have been put to use yet. It will be a superior upgrade to the pivot points in a rocker chair that will be built soon (remake of an old design). Old chair wore out the pivots after 25 yrs of use. Just may use some of these to rebuild the original chair.
February 16, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product and priced well!
Awesome product! If your wandering the gap clearance to add for the stretcher length on this cradle, I measured 3/16” and added 3/8” to the stretcher length and worked well!
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February 8, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rock on!
I rebuilt a 35 year old maple cradle I'd made for my children, now grandchildren. Originally, used dowels. This is so much better. Had to do some re-boring and a bit of countersinking, but the results are professional.
December 29, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I made a baby cradle and with rocker pivot heads you can swing the cradle
August 21, 2018
6 months ago
Was exactly what I needed.
Worked.exactly as I needed it to. Very easy to install. Instructions were very precise.
February 6, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Exactly What I needed
I built a cradle for a new granddaughter and these hinges worked great. The instructions were very clear and straight forward.
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December 18, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
my rockier pivot hinge
The hinges work really well. I received them in a very good time line. I will be using their products more in the future. I recommend this company for parts you can't get in the hardware stores in your town. I made a swinging baby cradle and it turned out great.
Lynda Jensen
December 3, 2017
1 year ago
Great product
Bought these for a cradle project. They work great, and are easy to install. I would recommend these hinges to anyone.
October 5, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is my fourth cradle I built using these bushings and they work excellent!
A photo of bushing installed! 
Great product!
Great for making Cradles!
Great product!
October 5, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for my project
Building a cradle for my son and daughter-in-law. These were exactly what I needed !
August 5, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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I liked the reviews of other users
Gary F on Feb 18, 2019
Works very well easy to install
Edward M on Feb 14, 2019
I liked the reviews of other users
Gary F on Feb 18, 2019
looks sturdy
Tony H on Feb 16, 2019
Works very well easy to install
Edward M on Feb 14, 2019
Building a pendulum cradle for my first grandchild
David L on Feb 9, 2019
Is needed to build a rabbit grooming table for my wife.
nathan t on Jan 27, 2019
Doing a remake of a rocker chair. These will be an improvement over the dowel pivot's that were used (lasted 25 yrs tho).
JOHN S on Jan 26, 2019
I am updating an oak cradle that I made almost 30 years ago. I needed different hardware. I just gerryrigged something a long time ago. Glad to hear that others have had success. The pictures with the pivot hinge have images of a cradle just like the one I made. I hope it works.
David B on Jan 21, 2019
I’m making a glider ottoman and that’s why I’ve ordered thing swivel pivots.
Randy S on Jan 19, 2019
Have successfully used one before to make a pendulum cradle and getting ready to make another one.
Donald R on Jan 13, 2019
Suggested in Rockler Woodworking plan
Mark B on Jan 8, 2019
Neat Design - I've gotta try them!
Steven D on Oct 27, 2018
Gonna be a grandfather.
Stacey A on Sep 9, 2018
Building a baby cradle
Harry C on Aug 18, 2018
Good reviews, need for a rocking bassinet / cradle.
Kevin P on Aug 9, 2018
My husband is making a cradle for our new grandchild on the way. He researched different ones and liked this one.
Andrea H on Aug 5, 2018
plans called for this specific hinge
travis d r on Jul 18, 2018
Looks like just what i need for my project
Douglas R on May 1, 2018
Glider plan called for this hinge. It is excellent because I used them on my last glider made for a friend.
James H on Apr 14, 2018
to replace worn hardware
Michael R on Apr 14, 2018
Making a prayer bench
Landscape Photographer on Apr 12, 2018
Saw in plans on line
Mike H on Apr 11, 2018
It's exactly what I need for a pendulum cradle
Bruce S on Feb 7, 2018
Building a cradle
John E on Jan 15, 2018
Good reviews and looks to be a good match for my project.
David r on Jan 10, 2018
Just what I need to repair a Dutalier Glider.
JANET S on Jan 7, 2018
recommended for glider rocker
Paul B on Dec 12, 2017
Making a baby cradle that swings
Lynda J J on Nov 6, 2017
the glider plans called for these hinges
Kay T on Nov 2, 2017
Patio project
Cgeorge1 on Oct 26, 2017
I picked this item because it looks like the installation will be easy, the quality will be good, and it will work great for the cradle I am working on.
Paul W on Sep 13, 2017
for use on a heirloom rocking cradle that I am building.
M.B. S on Aug 11, 2017
Building a cradle and found online that someone used these and liked them. Also some were using them for other things that would handle an adult's weight. So are strong.
Dennis U on Jul 7, 2017
Saw these on a print I have, thought I would give them a try
Phillip O on Jun 29, 2017
rocking mechanism for rocking baby cradle
Greg K on Jun 20, 2017
Standing Desk Plan
Brian N on Jun 1, 2017
The one in my rocker failed.
Roger T on May 4, 2017
recommended by plans for glider rocker
john C on May 2, 2017
Making RMS Titanic's Deck Chair from Popular Woodworking
Frederick N on Apr 2, 2017
Hopefully to match a broken one in son's chair.
Ray Y on Mar 26, 2017
Planning to build a glider for our front porch this summer. These pivot hinges fit my needs.
Jim F on Mar 11, 2017
Our rocking chair is broken and our handyman needed this part to fix it.
Timothy E on Mar 9, 2017
To build a cradle. This is also least expensive hardware I found AND had the highest ratings in the comments.
Stephen & Lea W on Mar 6, 2017
repair for glider rocker
Aggie77 on Mar 1, 2017
good craftsmanship, and quality
Randy M on Feb 18, 2017
Planning to build a glider rocker!
James W on Feb 13, 2017
needed to complete project
Douglas S on Feb 3, 2017
I have used different types of glider pivots, this type is used in several gliders I have built or repaired. Works great.
James R on Jan 15, 2017
They work great for baby cradle pivot
Harlan J on Jan 1, 2017
this is my source for supplies
Royce E on Dec 14, 2016
I have used this type hinge many times for baby cradles. Great function and quality.
Otto A Ritter J on Dec 8, 2016
looks sturdy
Tony H on Feb 16, 2019
Building a pendulum cradle for my first grandchild
David L on Feb 9, 2019
how much weight will it hold and do you have these in black?
lynda h on Jan 14, 2016
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In the diagram on the website they show the end of the mechanism protruding outside of the wood. I'd rather not see the hinge. How long is the hinge on each side of the center point? Would it be fully hidden in 3/4" stock?
Patrick D on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can be hidden. I use the Rockler pivot hinges on swinging cradles, use Loctite on the threads and then use a wooden plug to cover the end of the bolt. Have been doing this for years and have never had a problem. Great hinge. If you ever need to disassemble the cradle, just remove the plug and then take the bolt out.
What is the weight limit for this hinge?
Bob S on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure of the exact weight the item supports, however it supports approx 35 to 40lbs for me currently.
When assembled, does anyone know how much space is between board A and board B?
Michael C on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is about 1/8". It is the thickness of the plate with the two screws going through it and the thickness of a plastic washer. I installed these on a murphy style set of bunk beds I built. They are working great.
What is the diameter of the flange, the part that the screws go through, on the pivot hinge?
Joe V on Apr 9, 2016
I need a sort of pivot mechanism to build a swing out desk. Can this type of pivot be used to create a 45 L shaped workspace? It will be supported by the top desk thats stationary & rest on a leg w/wheel (opposite end) so to roll out easily.
Laura V on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I guess it will work if you design it to incorporate the pivot hinge
51243 , can you show me what these hinges are used on?
christine s on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used them for the assembly of rocker-glider chairs and rocking ottomans. These pivot hinges provide a strong and reliable rocking action when properly attached with rocker arms to the chair and the base. You will need 8 hinges per chair, 4 to connect the rocker arms to the base and 4 to connect the rocker arms to the chair.

Once assembled I also used blue loctite on the threads to prevent the bolts from coming loose over time but they still can be disassembled with a wrench or socket set.
I visit children hospitals with my Shelties. I would like to make inexpensive little wagons they can pull. I just can't figure out how to make a pivoting front axle. Is this something I could use? Does anyone have a better idea?
Thank you so much!!!
Roy V on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a quite hinge I used on a baby cradle. I'm thinking your going to want something different, you could probably make this work but it would be more trouble then it's worth. Maybe try and duplicate the system that "little red wagons" have.

Good luck
Does tightening the bolt prevent the hinge from swinging?
Drew L on Oct 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, not based on my experience. I have used this a couple of times and tightened the bolt and the hinge worked fine.
Whats the set spacing on these things between the support and the cradle?
Big country on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm guessing about 1/4 inch!
Will these work on just 3/4 boards?
Greg G on Jun 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used these on a cradle made from 3/4 inch stock. . They worked very well, highly recommended.
How many per pack?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 2 hinges (1 pair)
I need a pivot hinge like rockler sells about a little bit bigger in diameter and length.......does anyone know who would sell something like what I described?
Phil C on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know where you could get a larger size. I think you may need to special order it from a fabrication shop. It will cost you though if you only want one.
I have an older bought rocker/glider that came with a footstool. The footstool is long gone BUT the glider is a family favorite. We have not been able to find a suitable replacement--all seem to be cheaply made AND not cheap!!! Can the metal parts be replaced and what should I purchase to re-new our beloved chair?
Sonny S on Mar 6, 2018
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